It’s a new year again where everyone starts setting goals and making new year resolutions. Desiring change and setting plans for the year ahead. Be it getting a new job, starting a business, losing weight, or quitting drugs, most people feel January is the best time to start living life on a clean slate.
However, a new year is like a regular day and the same as the previous one. These huge goals and changes are short-lived, and people go back to their usual self in just a few weeks. This is because these resolutions are calendar obligations with less discipline and consistency.
No matter how small or big your goals for the year are. Here are ways you can produce change and stay consistent:
#1 Set Realistic Goals
Aiming to hit the gym seven days a week is not realistic. Neither is trying to lose a lot of weight in a month. Be reasonable with your goals. Set goals that challenge you but are not impossible.
#2 Take Small Steps
If you are feeling overwhelmed about making a big change in your life, focus on taking it a step at a time. Start with one small action you can achieve because smaller steps will lead to a bigger overall change.
#3 Have an Accountability Partner
It could be a friend or your life partner. Just someone you respect and won’t let it slide if you want to give up.
As you start the year, know that making a change is never easy and every time you want to give up, always remember why you started.